Liliana Ruiz-Flamenco Dancer -  Director. 
Acclaimed performer Liliana Ruiz was raised in Mexico City in a Spanish culture-based home. She started dancing classical ballet and performing arts at the age of six. Shortly thereafter, she began Classical Spanish dance and Flamenco, and has been actively performing ever since. Her notable dancing credits include performances with Placido Domingo, Julio Iglesias and Benitez Carrasco, among others; and performances in local venues such as the Kimmel Center with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and the Suzanne Roberts and Wilma Theaters. Ms. Ruiz also founded the dance company Suspiro Flamenco, which has performed in festivals and celebrations throughout the Philadelphia area, and has choreographed musical plays and participated in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival on several occasions. Ruiz performs internationally with La Revancha. Recently, she danced and choreographed Carmen with The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Choreographed and directed the play Las Estaciones del Alma. Recently she is doing online - live performances such as " A Spanish Night with Suspiro Flamenco" 

Blane Bostock - Guitarrist
World-class guitarist Blane Bostock has studied with luminaries such as Dennis Sandole, author of Guitar Lore and teacher of virtuosos John Coltrane, George Benson and Pat Martino. Over the course of his long and storied career, Mr. Bostock has performed in small groups, big bands, jazz ensembles and rock, soul, disco and country bands. He appeared as a soloist with Latin legend Johnny Pacheco at the Allentown Symphony and Annenberg Center in A Night of Latin Classics, featuring arrangements commissioned for the concert by artists such as Reuben Gonzales and Bebo Valdes. In the spring of 2018 Blane, in collaboration with Liliana Ruiz, Donna Bostock, Yajaira Paredes Productions, La Fábrica and other area performers, presented Azul: Picasso's Blue Period with Live Flamenco Music and Dance at the Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center and other venues.



Donna Bostock - Rhythm
Donna Bostock has spent the last 24 years immersed in Afro-Caribbean culture; studying percussion and dance, while integrating that knowledge into performance and education. Ms. Bostock, currently a working freelance musician in percussion and upright bass, arranger/composer and music educator/director at The Philadelphia School and Academy of the New Church, has co-founded groups such as Ellas y Amigos, The Molly Blooms, Trickster Sister, and The Bostock Band. Donna has organized and participated in study programs in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Spain and Brazil in order to expand her capacity to perform and disseminate her specialization: Afro-World Rhythms and music. Her most recent creative endeavors include providing the foundation for the rhythm section on multiple instruments for Suspiro Flamenco.

Grayson Zuber - Classical Guitarrist
Attended Temple's Boyer College of Music earning an MA in Theory with a classical guitar concentration. Grayson is a highly proficient guitarist who has performed at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, with exquisitely performed Brazilian classical and other works on a regular basis for many years. Zuber hasw been part of Suspiro Flamenco for the past few yeas, performing at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society,  at the  Glencairn Museum and was the classical guitar and flamenco player for Las Estaciones del Alma, The Seasons of the Soul at at the Bucks County Community College by the YWCA Bucks County. 


Yolanda Aguinaga - Singer 

Flamenco singer, Yolanda Aguinaga, physiologist and flamenco singer. Yolanda was  born in Pontevedra Galicia, northwest of Spain. Soon after, her family moved to the south of Spain. Yolanda was raised up in Jaen Andalucía, province of the birth place of flamenco in Spain. Since her early age she started learning flamenco in several studios. She grew up attending flamenco shows, seeing flamenco street gatherings and flamenco festivals.  Yolanda fell in love with the cante and the different rhythms of flamenco, ever since; she has been inspired to sing carrying an inner passion for the cante flamenco. While growing up she traveled around Europe later on, she moved to the USA. Yolanda has participated in spontaneous flamenco events, shows, peñas and has been involved with flamenco with different professional companies.  Aguinaga has been in the Philadelphia area for the past 15 years; recently she became part of Suspiro Flamenco Dance Company.



Marlena Gal - Cello player 
Born into a family of musicians, her mother a pianist, grandfather cantor in church, Marlena Gal has started her musical training on piano and later on cello at an early age in Bucharest, Romania. She received her Bachelor of Cello Performance from Musik Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany and continued her studies in Philadelphia with Lorne Munroe, Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic.Ms. Gal has appeared as soloist and chamber music performer in Europe and throughout the Philadelphia area and has performed in several music festivals, including Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Ravello, Italy. Hailed for her“noble sound, impressive technique, and command of musical expression” (Rottaler Anzeiger – Niederbayerishe Zeitung/Rottaler Gazette – Lower Bavarian newspaper), ) Ms. Gal has been principal cellist of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County since 1995. She has also performed with the Delaware, Lancaster, and Reading Symphonies and subs with the Philly Pops. Ms. Gal has appeared in Masterclasses for eminent cellist Steven Isserlis and was coached in chamber music by William de Paquale and  Jasha Brodsky.
















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